May 5, 2000 was an interesting day. The Moon and the five bright planets -- Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn-- came together to form a very rare conjunction not seen for centuries. The conjunctions of Saturn and Jupiter which occur every twenty years are significant enough, but this celestial event was so significant that it was thought by many to signal perhaps the end of the world or the coming of Christ.
The world did not end and no visible Christ returned, but even so this was a significant event. Shortly before this conjunction occurred I predicted that no catastrophic changes would occur and wrote:
"What I see from this configuration is a strong harmony through conflict situation in relation to coming changes of the new age.
"Those working on the side of light will become more united, empowered and committed than ever before, but those on the side of darkness and the status quo will heighten their resistance to the coming changes that herald the new age. This energy should stimulate the surfacing of conflicts on some level that will bring old and new age ideas into high visibility. If those working in the light play their part the resistance will be futile and the new ideas will prevail."
The actual conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn, the two largest planets in our solar system happen approximately every twenty years. Some of the ancients saw this as Saturn, the destroyer consuming Jupiter, the agent of good will and abundance. Actually a conjunction is a symbol of the blending of the two energies and the dominate energy at the time is amplified in power.
One interesting series of events surrounding the Jupiter/Saturn conjunctions since 1840 has been the death of every U.S. President elected near the time of such conjunctions occurring in an earth sign. This has been happening every twenty years when we have had a president elected in a year ending in zero.
Ronald Reagan was the first to survive in over a century and he came very close to death through an assassin's bullet. Astrologers believe that he did survive because the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction near his election was the first since 1840 to not be in an earth sign. Since this conjunction occurred in Libra, an air sign, it signaled a change in thinking more than a forced change upon the physical plane.
Now the interesting thing about this last election occurring in a zero ending year of the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction is that it moved back into an earth sign, which is Taurus. This is the last earth sign conjunction of the current cycle and will not occur again for centuries. Does this mean that President Bush needs to be concerned?
Possibly, but in this cycle we have other planets entering the equation which are Mercury, Venus and Mars. In addition we have a tight square between Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius, and Saturn. Overall this produces an interesting situation. This coupled with the fact that the next Jupiter/Saturn conjunction will be in the sign of Aquarius indicates a tremendous struggle between old and new forces. A definite death which will occur will be the slaying of old ideas during the next twenty years. But the struggle for prevailing ideas will also be the cause of much physical peril for the earth and only the domination by the sons of light and mind can guide us safely through it and prepare for the return of Christ.
There first major sign of the effect of the great planetary alignment in May, 2000 was the struggle for power between Bush and Gore. According to the last recount Bush actually won the election by 120 votes, a number that seems beyond the laws of probability.
But the struggle there will be repeated in other areas of life and even now we are seeing great struggles for power and ideas playing out, not only in the United States, but all the nations of the earth.
The conflict is between the old and the new and part of the problem is that some see the old as the new and others the new as the old. For instance, some think that retrogressing and living like the Amish will be the order of the new age where, in reality, technology will be a huge factor influencing the next 2000 years.
Another significant sign is that in the conjunctions of 1940 and 1980 both Jupiter and Saturn went retrograde causing the conjunction to appear three times during each period. Because Christ is so closely linked with these conjunctions this signifies a triple release of energy during this time period to prepare for his coming as well as the rising of the Christ Consciousness.
We have discussed how Saturn is associated with Jehovah, but next we will discuss how the Christ is associated with the influences of Jupiter, Saturn and the Sun.
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